FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF STRESS OF VEHICLES FRICTION CLUTCH DIAPHRAGM
- 1 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Goce Delcev University in Stip, Macedonia
- 2 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ss.Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia
- 3 Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences, Goce Delcev University in Stip, Macedonia
A friction clutch is mechanical assemblies built between the engine and transmission, that with friction transfers torque from the driving part to the driven (working) part (engine gearbox and other transmission). A diaphragm spring is one of the key component of a clutch assembly. A diaphragm spring is piece to high stress concentration in driving condition, this is often the cause of cracks and crashes spring. The stress of a diaphragm spring is analyzed by finite element method, measurement of stress and performed compare to stress obtained by expressions on Almen-Laszlo.